Jill Stewart Evenson, daughter of George and Ted Stewart, passed away late last month of complications from surgery. She was 90.
Named Jane, but always called Jill, she was born in 1925. She lived a long and interesting life, leaving home to move to San Francisco in the 1940s, marrying Morris Evenson of the Painters Union, and raising her family. But she still found time to earn two Masters of Art, one in Educational Research and the other in Art. She worked in Educational Research at the Far Western Lab for Educational Research. After retirement, she helped to coordinate artists’ shows in her retirement. She even wrote some poetry; one poem was highly praised by her author father.
When I was researching the GRS biography, Jill graciously invited me to her home in Santa Rosa so I could interview her. Then she arranged with her daughter Anna, the Stewarts’ first grandchild, a chance to review the family photo collection and scan in many of the photos for use in the biography.